Ptolemy Philadelphus

36 BC - 29 BC

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Ptolemy XVI Philadelphus Antonius (Greek: Πτολεμαῖος ὁ Φιλάδελφος, "Ptolemy the brother-loving", August/September 36 BC – 29 BC) was a Ptolemaic prince and was the youngest and fourth child of Greek Ptolemaic Queen Cleopatra VII of Egypt, and her third with Roman Triumvir Mark Antony. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ptolemy Philadelphus has received more than 19,846 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Ptolemy Philadelphus is the 2,567th most popular politician (down from 2,499th in 2019), the 303rd most popular biography from Turkey (down from 299th in 2019) and the 169th most popular Politician.

Ptolemy Philadelphus is most famous for his library in Alexandria, Egypt.

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Among politicians, Ptolemy Philadelphus ranks 2,567 out of 15,577Before him are Constantine Laskaris, Armand-Emmanuel de Vignerot du Plessis, Duc de Richelieu, Yevgeny Primakov, Archidamus II, Theodahad, and Frederick II, Duke of Swabia. After him are Guillaume de Nogaret, Nectanebo I, Bartolomeo Eustachi, Tiridates III of Armenia, Pharnavaz I of Iberia, and Anne of France.

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Among people born in 36 BC, Ptolemy Philadelphus ranks 2Before him is Antonia Minor. After him is Fenestella. Among people deceased in 29 BC, Ptolemy Philadelphus ranks 1After him are Emperor Sujin and Mariamne I.

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Among people born in Turkey, Ptolemy Philadelphus ranks 303 out of 1,301Before him are Antiochus VII Sidetes (-159), Aratus (-315), Seleucus IV Philopator (-217), Komitas (1869), Köprülüzade Fazıl Ahmed Pasha (1635), and Constantine Laskaris (1170). After him are Alexander Ypsilantis (1792), Thrasymachus (-459), Nebahat Çehre (1944), Heraclides Ponticus (-385), Lydia of Thyatira (100), and Gemistus Pletho (1355).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Ptolemy Philadelphus ranks 169Before him are John VII Palaiologos (1370), Barsine (-363), Antiochus VII Sidetes (-159), Seleucus IV Philopator (-217), Köprülüzade Fazıl Ahmed Pasha (1635), and Constantine Laskaris (1170). After him are Alexander Ypsilantis (1792), Candaules (-800), Attalus III (-170), Fritigern (400), Basiliscus (500), and Fatma Sultan (1605).